AUSTIN (KXAN) - Our adopted mascot-turned-celebrity Kaxan wants Austinites to know that there's no better time than the present to adopt a dog.
From Thursday through Aug. 5, the Austin Animal Center is running a "Dog Days of Summer" free adoption special on all dogs 6 months and older.
All dogs that are adopted out will receive spay or neuter surgery, a microchip and vaccinations – a package valued at more than $200 - free of charge.
The special is good at the Animal Center at 7201 Levander Loop in East Austin and at the city's overflow kennels at the Town Lake Animal Center at 1156 W. Cesar Chavez St. Both locations are open daily from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
There are more than 300 dogs from which to choose from between the two shelters.
Check the Austin Animal Center website to view pictures of the dogs in need of owners and a place to call home.
"We have a wide variety of dogs in our care at the moment and summer is a great time to adopt and introduce a pet into your family. We'd like to encourage those considering a new pet to come visit the Austin Animal Center," said Deputy Chief Animal Services Officer Chris Noble.
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